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    I would like to bring your attention to this important documentary with Soshana Zuboff on the nature of our current surveillance state. A lot of you I am sure are already aware of this, but may give you a deeper insight and good talking points to bring up to friends or family who use the ‘well, I’m not doing anything wrong’ reasoning.

    She focuses on business using the data to exploit you through patterned behavior, really makes you think about how/when/if the governments use of all this data collected on us.



    I have naturally always tried to remain semi anonymous online, but I was guilty of using google for quite a while. If you are looking to avoid this data being collected about you, its nearly impossible, but some things you can do are
    1. Stop using Google, try DuckduckGo instead
    2. Use the Brave browser, it blocks a lot of data collection and ads
    3. Use a VPN, it alters your IP address so websites cannot track your location


    Another interesting video on this same type of topic is facial recognition technology. I often see John Oliver as part of the propaganda machine, but he still will touch issues a lot of other mainstream programs won’t. This one is very insightful


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    Excellent and essential viewing

    I have actually mentioned her before in a thread somewhere a fair while ago now - I don't recall exactly where or when - and have her book.

    Having a dedicated thread is of course an excellent idea, so, thanks again
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    Holy Si*t, not only do I suspect many people have little clue about surveillance capital NOW but they also know little of what's coming. (They'll social engineer suspicion and concern right out of critical mass need to do anything about it in the near future...oh wait....)

    I've sensed the broad scope and power of technology but specifics starts to bring it all home.....LITERALLY!

    Our despondence (and growing) on tech/ AI can never be overblown IMO.

    What is something that is heavily dependent on something else called? CONTROLLED!

    A sitting duck.



    (Talk about a 'Brave New Word'!)

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    hmm, geez I have been avoiding looking at this one, maybe tomorrow I will feel up to it.
    Zionbrion thanks for the suggestions about changing browsers etc - I have to do something about this too. Sigh.
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